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    Booger McFarland Joins Herm Edwards for New ESPN Show

    Booger McFarland is moving on to another gig at ESPN, this time with former Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards. You play to win the game!

    Booger McFarland has found a new gig with ESPN. The NFL commentator and analyst is joining forces with former head coach and previous NFL analyst Herm Edwards for a college football and NFL joint venture.

    Michael Eaves joins the crew for a show without a name. Reportedly, the show will take place at 3 p.m. ET, replacing NFL Rewind. NFL executive editor and head of event and studio production Norby Williamson leads the venture.

    NFL Rewind’s previous iteration included Wendy Nix, Damien Woody, and Jeff Saturday. ESPN essentially rebranded and replaced the time slot left behind by NFL PrimeTime, which was switching to ESPN+.

    How will the new show come together, and what can we expect from the new host and analysts?

    Booger McFarland

    Anthony “Booger” McFarland has developed as a broadcaster since his playing days. McFarland was a star defensive tackle for the LSU Tigers before setting his sights on the NFL.

    He won two Super Bowl title, one with the team that drafted him, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the other with the Indianapolis Colts.

    McFarland fell back on his SEC roots to begin his broadcasting career. He joined the SEC Network as an analyst where larger networks would soon notice him. ESPN brought McFarland in as a part-time guest analyst on Mike & Mike in the Morning.

    He would work as a color analyst on Monday Night Football broadcasts.  Then when Tom Jackson left NFL PrimeTime, Chris Berman paired with McFarland to continue the show in 2020.

    Herm Edwards

    Herm Edwards is a former NFL defensive back most known for his playing days for the “Miracle at the Meadowlands.” Edwards became an NFL coach following his playing career, taking the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs to the playoffs.

    Edwards is known for his infamous quote, “You play to win the game,” in response to a New York reporter. Edwards’ charismatic personality made him a natural to try his hand at color commentating, which he did for ESPN for a stint.

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    The coaching itch got the better of Edwards, and he returned to the college football ranks to coach the Arizona State Sun Devils. In 2022, Arizona State fired Edwards, ushering in Edwards’ second go-around at ESPN.

    Michael Eaves

    Michael Eaves is a well-respected name in sports broadcasting. Before coming to ESPN, Eaves worked at Fox Sports and Prime Ticket.

    He’s covered such major events as the Spring and Winter Olympics, as well as The Masters. Eaves’ most notable work at ESPN has come on the flagship programs SportsCenter and NBA Countdown.

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